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Pompey game off!

As expected overnight frost and snow have claimed another home game as todays meeting with Scunthorpe fell victim to the weather.

It is now consecutive home matches that have been lost and the weather forecast for next week suggests that Boxing Day's clash with Millwall may be doubtful too.

A statement on the club's official site said 'Pompey`s npower Championship clash with Scunthorpe at Fratton Park today has been postponed because of heavy snow. The stadium and surrounding areas are covered in thick snow with the forecast for continued snowfall.

The decision was made this morning after consultation with the matchday officials. The pitch has been underneath frost covers for several days and was playable yesterday. But heavy snow arrived in the Portsmouth area in the early hours of this morning and has not relented, giving no choice but to postpone.

Tickets for the game will be valid for the rearranged fixture.'


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Writer: eastneydave Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 18 2010

Time: 10:22AM

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Well no great suprise there really. So I can hibernate today after all then! Hope I get to see Pompey play on Boxing Day though - its been a long long time!
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18/12/2010 10:26:00

Great - thats my perfect day unravelling before my very eyes. Already been let down for this mornings' activities, now this afternoon's are off, just waiting to hear that the Dinner I was going to tonight has been cancelled and that me - FED UP!
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18/12/2010 10:33:00

I have it on good authority from the Frensham Road crowd that it's perfectly accessible around the ground. What I don't understand is why other clubs can remove snow and Pompey can't. The club organisation is simply third rate. Whilst it removes the Brown Hughes dilemmas for a week it also removes critical team momentum and equally critical club income. The other thing of course is that, as is tradition games will also be called off in the mid Jan to Feb period so there is more pressure on the team even IF there are signings in January - and that's a big if.
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18/12/2010 10:56:00

I think Prem and Champs teams should be made to have the where withall to get snow off the frost covers. The fact that Pompey haven't is another reason to thank Mr Storrie for.
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18/12/2010 11:36:00

It's not just down to the clubs, even if the pitch and stands were clear good old elf & safety would still cause it to be postponed due to the condition of the surrounding areas. It's getting to the point that undersoil heating etc is a complete waste of time.
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18/12/2010 15:42:00

Sorry folks, it's probably down to me. No home matches since I've been here and raring to visit FP. Go back on the 29th so don't get your hopes up for Boxing Day, Tracy :-(
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18/12/2010 16:10:00

went down cosham this morning to get some supplies and went for a fry-up with my cousin then dropped some shopping into my other cousin and saw the kids its been a 'sulking' afternoon other than that tho...
off out with my other cousin for a few jars tonight tho, so it could have been worse and at the end of the day i do get to see my family here before christmas, which is more than the rest of my family can say so i cannot really moan can i?

gotta say i agree Norfolk its that 'health and saftey' that is casuing more and more postponements these days isnt it - tbf some of the roads coming in were pretty dodgy this morning so there was little option but to call this off...
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18/12/2010 16:20:00


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